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Celebrating Constitution Day at Dallas Baptist University

We the People in Order to Form a More Perfect Union

United States Constitution and Citizenship Day

In commemoration of the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution. A Congressional initiative requires that educational institutions receiving federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education “shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.” (PL 108-447, “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005,” Dec. 8, 2004; 118 Stat. 2809, 3344-45 (Sec.111)

To Celebrate Constitution Day, Dallas Baptist University:

  • Provides information and events related to the Constitution each year.
  • Developed this website as a valuable resource for students using information tools including sources recommended by the U.S. Department of Education [Federal Register: May 24, 2004 (Volume 70, Number 99)]

Programs & Events

  • DBU Constitution Day Display
  • DBU Financial Aid Constitution Day Powerpoint outside of the Financial Aid Office
  • DBU Constitution Day webpage provides video and resources to enrich students understanding of the United States Constitution.

Constitution Day Resources

Library of Congress Resources

The Library of Congress has compiled a variety of materials from across its collections. Explore these rich resources and features to learn more about one of America's most important documents.

Additional Resources

Please find additional government and nonprofit resources on the Constitution below.

Federal law requires, “Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution around September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.” See: Public Law 108-447, div. J, § 111(b), 18 Stat. 2809, 3344-45 (Dec. 8, 2004). The U.S. Department of Education reads the law to require the program within a week of Constitution Day, particularly if Sept. 17 is not a working day. See: 70 Fed. Reg. 29727 (May 24, 2005). Any public or private school not in compliance may lose access to federal education funds.